I was super, SUPER, nervous for this run…
our nervous faces!
my nervous face and Josh and my Momma laughing! 🙂
It was a tough course. When the course director emailed the elevation map, I thought to myself… “oh please, it can’t possibly be THAT HILLY!”
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I WAS WRONG. so very, very, VERY wrong.
The results are as follows:
1:43:56, 38th overall in men, 15th in his age group
1:49:15, 24th overall in women, FIRST in her age group!!!!
and last, but not least…
1:59:00, 52nd overall in women, 10th in my age group
“the family that runs together, stays together!”
So… I met my goal of coming in under 2 hours, but man… just by the skin of my nose.
things that went right:
*the weather stayed nice (no rain or snow)… it was windy (seemed really windy going uphill…maybe that’s just me!)
*really did well with the energy gels. really liking the Hammer gels and Accel gels.
*NO bathroom stops!
*Diz and his fam was there at the finish line to cheer me on!
*still had a little bit of juice in the tank to sprint (i think i sprinted) to the finish line… but sadly, because it was such a small race… I had no one to “chick“. I was surprised at how much I missed that extra motivation to PUSH!
*My Mom and I both won FREE race registration for next year. WOOT! gotta love raffles!
things that I need to improve on for next time:
*totally could’ve fueled better the night before. Chips & guac and birthday cake do NOT equal carb-loading.
*hill repeats… will Janae, Jen, Julia, and/or Rachelle PLEASE help me with this… I have no idea what I’m doing. The hills on this race were HELL for me. I struggled. I never walked, but I sure was slow up those damn hills.
*I want a Gu belt. My pouch left me with some serious sore spots.
*No more smack-talking with Josh… totally had to eat my words about “chicking” him at the finish line.
*FOR THE LOVE! DOUBLE KNOT MY SHOELACES! FML! Had to stop twice within the first mile to tie the SAME shoe. *facepalm*
For post-race fueling… nothing is better than frozen yogurt… from Yogurtland!
Great minds think alike, because we met up with Janae & Billy in the parking lot. I finally got to meet Billy and she got to meet my Momma & Daddy and Dizzle. (p.s. Janae, my Mom thinks you are adorable!) and then we saw Kristy & her hubby, Brett, from Sweet Treats & More inside. It was great. Dizzle got to try Yogurtland for the first time! 🙂
my creation: coconut with strawberries and peanut butter with cap’n crunch.
(the strawberries had already been eaten by the time I remembered to take pics!)
Now for the Sunday highlight… My parents & brother took us to Texas Roadhouse for Diz’s birthday. I had almost forgot to tell the waitress about Diz’s birthday… HA! has anyone ever celebrated a birthday at Texas Roadhouse??? Good LORD. We were DYING laughing. The waitress brings over a guy who could holler and YEE-HAW better than I have ever seen or heard. He made Diz get on the horsey saddle and ‘cowboy it up’. AWESOME. SERIOUSLY, AWESOME!!!
check out that smile! he should’ve been a cowboy…
this guy… on the right… HOLY SHIZ. he can HOLLA! We all just sat and stared open-mouthed at how LOUD he could YELL. I wanna bring him to my marathon so he can cheer me on. seriously. he was that LOUD.
How was your weekend?